Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CT GOP candidate laughs, swears off a Scott Walker-style campaign

Photo of Tom Foley by Tom Foley
Scott Walker was in Connecticut last night to speak at a GOP fundraising dinner, which was also attended by Connecticut's GOP nominee for governor, Tom Foley.

That made this sound a little awkward.

[Foley] laughed before the sold-out dinner at the Hilton when asked if Walker was a viable role model for the next Connecticut governor.

“That doesn’t seem to be practical here in Connecticut,” said Foley, who lost to Malloy in one of the state’s closest gubernatorial elections. “I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

“I don’t know if it’s necessary to have as confrontational an approach,” said Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who was Foley’s running mate in 2010 and is considering a run in 2014.